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Legends & Tales 2021 mini booklet

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2 For more information or to arrange a media visit, contact Gillian Chester at 204.954.1977 or WHAT'S N EW ON THE HORIZON Currently under construction and opening soon, Canada's Diversity Gardens project at Assiniboine Park will explore the human connection with plants and nature, and showcase Canada's extraordinary multicultural heritage. Its indoor component, The Leaf is an architecturally brilliant horticultural attraction that is the first and only garden attraction in North America to tell Canadians' cultural stories through the world of plants. Canada's Diversity Gardens will also feature a series of outdoor gardens offering distinct landscapes and experiences for visitors. The indoor and outdoor spaces will be activated with a variety of educational and engaging experiences that explore the universal human connection with plants and nature across cultures and over time. A virtual tour is available here. NEW EXHIBIT AT ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO: AUNT SALLY'S FARM Assiniboine Park Zoo is excited to welcome the return of Aunt Sally's Farm in spring 2021, inspired by the original attraction, which opened in 1959. One of the Zoo's most beloved attractions, the original Aunt Sally's Farm was named in honour of Winnipegger Sally Warnock for her lifelong dedication to animal care and welfare in Winnipeg. The new Aunt Sally's Farm will feature: » A barn and barnyard populated with goats and llamas, plus other domesticated animals, including donkeys, a pot-bellied pig, and (seasonally) chickens. » Parallel playgrounds where the Zoo's youngest visitors can play alongside lively goats. » Bridges with rainbow platforms that encourage goats to climb overhead. » The wishing well from the original Aunt Sally's Farm. A virtual tour is available here. THE LEAF AT CANADA'S DIVERSITY GARDENS NEW HOME FOR THE ROYAL AVIATION MUSEUM OF WESTERN CANADA The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is home to one of the largest and most historically significant aviation collections in Canada. Founded in 1974, the Museum is dedicated to showcasing Canada's remarkable aviation history, the wonder behind the science of flight, as well as inspiring future aviators and explorers of the sky. In 2022, the Museum will re-open its doors in a new purpose-built, state-of- the-art building prominently located on the main terminal loop at the Winnipeg James A. Richardson International Airport. In its new 86,000 sq. ft. majestic home, the museum will showcase the past, present and future of flight in distinct thematic spaces in ways that engage, educate and inspire.

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